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Wabash Prevails in ESPN2-Televised Bell Battle, 28-24

Wabash Prevails in ESPN2-Televised Bell Battle, 28-24

November 12, 1994

1994 monon sg2.jpgNovember 12, 1994, Crawfordsville, Ind. - A national television audience enjoyed a Monon Bell thriller today, as DePauw University battled back from a 28-6 halftime deficit but fell short to their rivals from Wabash College, 28-24.  The contest was carried nationally by ESPN2. The outcome gives the host Little Giants the prized Bell for a fourth straight year.

Wabash takes a two game lead in the all-time series, 47-45-9.

Both teams returned their opening kickoffs for touchdowns, with Wabash's George Lino scampering 94 yards for paydirt.  Moments later, Jon Holloway answered for the Tigers with a 95 yard kickoff return. Wabash dominated the rest of the first half, with DePauw launching a valiant comeback after the 1994 monon sg1.jpgbreak.

Tom Mees and Darrin Nelson provided the commentary on the national telecast. 

View a "Monon Memory" of the game action, produced by Ken Owen '82, director of media relations at DePauw, here: Video Link [Download Video: "1994 Monon Memory" - 4014kb].

Visit the Monon Bell Web page and read more about the history of the classic rivalry by clicking here.